SNR Denton on Allstate Insurance Co. v. Miller: Failure to Inform Insured of Settlement Opportunity as a Basis for Excess Judgment Liability

By William T. Barker and Ronald D. Kent In Allstate Insurance Co. v. Miller, the Nevada Supreme Court held that the jury could properly have found Allstate liable for an excess judgment as a result of its failure to adequately inform its insured of a settlement opportunity. This commentary examines...

SNR Denton on McReynolds v. American Commerce Insurance Co.: Interpleader as a Safe Harbor for Multiple Demands

By Ronald D. Kent, Partner, SNR Denton 1 McReynolds v. American Commerce Insurance Co. 2 presented an issue at a doctrinal intersection: multiple claims with inadequate limits and claims subject to liens. The court held that an insurer could meet its obligation to consider the multiple offers in...